10 DIY TV Stands | DIY Formula

10 DIY TV Stands

Gone are the days of bulky entertainment stands that take up entire walls. With today’s sleek, lightweight, and streamlined TVs, your options for incorporating your screen into your decor have multiplied. You can mount a flat screen on a wall, but if you’re a renter or aren’t quite ready to commit to drilling holes, there are plenty of stylish console tables, shelves, and stands that will do the trick. Even better, you won’t have to head down to the local furniture store to buy them. Check out these ideas for DIY TV stands you can create right at home!

1. Upscale Crate TV Stand

Who’d have thought a couple of crates could look so chic? With a bit of paint and some trendy hairpin table legs, this tutorial will show you how to transform a pair of wooden crates into DIY TV stands. In addition, it includes built-in storage for a DVD/BluRay player or game system. Connecting them to your TV is a snap since you don’t even need to drill holes for wires. Just thread them through the crate!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour
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2. Floating Corner TV Stand

DIY TV stands can really complete a room. If your living room has awkwardly placed doors and windows, or if you’re adding a TV to a bedroom, go with a corner shelf. With no legs to get in the way, this easy build offers space style and extra storage built right in as well. This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating it for yourself.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Time to complete: 1 Weekend
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3. Industrial Style TV Stand

If you like the more industrial look of exposed metal pipe and reclaimed wood, opt for this easy DIY TV stand. It’s a great project for even novice woodworkers since there’s very little construction involved. In fact, it’s no harder than assembling store-bought furniture that comes “some assembly required.” At least, in this case, there’s a video tutorial on exactly how to do it!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour
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4. Upcycled Dresser Turned TV Console

Old furniture makes a great starting point for creating something new. It’s especially the case for DIY TV stands if you have pieces you’re looking to get rid of or replace. Rather than sending it to a landfill or carting it off to a local second-hand shop, why not give it a new life yourself? In this tutorial, a kids’ dresser gets a serious makeover and becomes a trendy DIY TV stand!

Level of difficulty: Medium
Time to complete: 1 Weekend
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5. Pallet Wood Console Table (With A Surprise!)

Furniture made from recycled shipping pallets is wildly popular right now, and with good reason. You can often get pallets very inexpensively (or even for free!). Using reclaimed sources of lumber keep it from ending up in a landfill, so it’s an environmentally-friendly option too. It’s one of the cheap TV stand ideas we have on this list. Even though a quick internet search will probably bring up lots of pallet furniture ideas, none of them are quite like this fun TV Console Table tutorial. It even has a built-in secret hiding place. Learn how to build a TV stand out of pallets and enjoy this beautiful piece of craft.

Level of difficulty: Advanced
Time to complete: 1 Weekend
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6. Easy Rustic TV Stand

If your design taste runs more toward rural than urban design, this is the perfect DIY rustic TV stand for you. For this project, you’ll need some heavy-duty power tools. So if you don’t have a workshop yourself, enlist the help of a friend or look for a local place where you can use the tools you need without having to buy them. Despite the tool list, the assembly itself is quite straightforward. Follow this tutorial for a step-by-step guide through the process.

Level of difficulty: Advanced
Time to complete: 1 Weekend
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7. Minimalist TV Console Table

This is another project of DIY TV stands for a more experienced woodworker. You’ll need some larger power tools, including a table saw. If you do know your way around a workshop (or have a friend or family member who does), this minimalist console table is a quick weekend project that no one will believe you whipped up for yourself.

Level of difficulty: Advanced
Time to complete: 1 Weekend
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8. Farmhouse Chic Console Table

For a console table that looks like it could be a family heirloom, this sturdy piece is perfect. It’s another DIY TV stands project for an experienced DIY-er, but the results are well worth the effort. With country-style details and a classic stained finish, this piece isn’t only more unique than big-box-store finds. It’s also higher quality. This tutorial walks you through the process of creating your own farmhouse-inspired console table to use as a TV stand.

Level of difficulty: Advanced
Time to complete: 1 Weekend
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9. Mirrored TV Stand

If hardcore woodshop projects aren’t really your style, you’ll love this next DIY TV stands idea. It’s an IKEA hack. Meaning it takes IKEA furniture and spices it up a little, creating something you won’t find in just any living room. You don’t need to buy brand new furniture to try this tutorial on either. If you already have a similar TV stand and want to give it a makeover with this glamorous mirrored treatment, go right ahead! Second-hand furniture also works well and can help save some money in the process. It’s one of the most creative TV stand ideas that work for those with more unconventional taste.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Time to complete: 1 Weekend
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10. Repurposed Bookcase TV Stand

This last entry of DIY TV stands couldn’t get much easier. Turn a tall narrow bookcase on its side and with a little sprucing up, it becomes a classy TV stand with all kinds of built-in storage. Use the nooks created by the former shelves to house your DVD/BluRay player or game systems. In addition, you can hide away clutter with catch-all bins tucked neatly into each cubby. This tutorial will show you just how easy it is.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Time to complete: 1 Weekend
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Conclusion

Creating eye-catching and functional DIY TV stands doesn’t need to be expensive and time-consuming. With a little bit of know-how, and some ideas to get you on your way, your entertainment center will be the envy of the neighborhood. For more storage space, you can try these DIY cheap nightstands as well. Have you tried one of these DIY projects? Got suggestions of your own? We’d love to hear from you! Tell us about your experiences in the comments below.